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Fernandez, president of Argentina.

The VIP vaccination scandal in Argentina

The vaccine scandal that has cost the Minister of Health, Ginés González García his job. As has been known, an undetermined number of politicians, more than 80 in a first approximation, relatives of politicians and people related to Peronism, were vaccinated outside of the general inoculation plan against COVID-19 thanks to an alleged parallel network …

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 28: View of a home decorated in honor of Dolly Parton, with a "Vaccine, Vaccine, Vaccine, Vacciiiine!!!" sign meant to evoke the lyrics of Parton's song "Jolene" on January 28, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling traditional Mardi Gras activities, New Orleanians are decorating their homes and businesses to resemble Mardi Gras floats. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Photos of the week 02/18/2021: Pandemic. In the north the codvid cases decrease. Storm … cold

One month ago, the CDC published the results of more than 20 pandemic forecasting models. Most projected that COVID-19 cases would continue to grow through February, or at least plateau. Instead, COVID-19 is in retreat in America. New daily cases have plunged, and hospitalizations are down almost 50 percent in the past month. This is not an …

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Chile vaccination

How Chile achieved the most massive and efficient vaccination in Latin America

On average, Chile vaccinates more than two hundred thousand people per day, since last February 3 and hopes to achieve two million inoculated before the next 72 hours. Even the deadlines that the government itself had proposed have been exceeded. In the opinion of health specialists, one of the main reasons is due to the …

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The disturbing story that no one dared to film

The Silence of the Lambs: the disturbing story that no one dared to film

Three decades ago, a successful book but so terrifying and disturbing that nobody wanted to take to the cinema managed to scare millions of viewers around the world: The Silence of the Lambs was a film that few believed could work but that, once filmed with Very low budget and almost no expectations, it became …

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A man waits after receiving a dose of COVISHIELD, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, in an auditorium, which has been converted into a temporary vaccination center, in Ahmedabad, India, February 5, 2021. REUTERS / Amit Dave

Masks and Masks, more restrictions: Photo gallery of February 8. Pademic

Tourists stroll along the beaches of the resort of Cancun, February 2021, in Quintana Roo (Mexico). The Mexican Caribbean, the stellar tourist region in Mexico, with the Cancun resort as its flagship, has registered a rebound in infections after the winter holidays, with as many cases in January, as in the most critical period of …

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Pandemic – Photogallery 01/31/2021

The idea of this series of posts is to show through photos collected from various newspapers how the Sarsars-cov-2 pandemic is affecting our societies and our lives. If you want me to publish a special photo you can send me an email to carlos at dagorret.ml (Please include a brief summary of the place and …

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Corruption

Transparency International recently published their latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), laid out in an eye-catching map of the world with the least corrupt nations coded in happy yellow and the most corrupt nations smeared in stigmatising red. The CPI defines corruption as “the misuse of public power for private benefit,” and draws its data …

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